Brighton Beach, NY - Television Shoot on Rosh Hashanah Angers Neighborhood Jews
Brighton Beach, NY - Jewish residents of are fuming that scenes for CBS’ new show “Person of Interest” are being filmed in their neighborhood smack in the middle of the new year.
“It’s just plain offensive to do this on a Jewish holiday in a Jewish neighborhood,” Adele Cohen, a Jew and former assemblywoman, said of the decision to allow “Lights, camera, action!” in her neighborhood during Rosh Hashanah.
It began shooting on Tuesday along Oceanview Ave. and the Boardwalk, between Brighton Fourth and 12thSts.
Warner Bros. Television, the studio producing the series, says it got a permit to shoot in the neighborhood weeks ago. The company has since donated money to a local community group and asked crew members to be mindful of the holiday, a company rep said.
“In no way was our intention to be disrespectful,” a company spokeswoman said. “We apologize for any inconvenience caused to the local community.”
“It’s upsetting,” added fellow Jewish resident Svetlana Manoim. “It’s not nice, but I guess everything is about money.”
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